Baptism of their son Jens Malthe Nicolaj
Sødring on 5th January 1798
(Although written here
as Maltha, in subsequent records such as marriage and death
he was Malthe and this is the spelling used for later generations)
The writing is in Gothic
except for the names
On 5th January Michael Jensen Sødring gardner and
Elisabeth Agnethe Wiborg of 18th Dam had a son baptised, named
Jens Maltha Nicolaj, Madam Bodenhoff carried him and Maid-in-Waiting
Matthiesen held the bonnet, Captain Jørgensen of the Navy,
Councillor Philip Lange and Scholar Carsten Friis were godfathers.
||His godmother Madam Bodenhoff was one
of the wealthiest women in Denmark, only 19 years old and already a
widow. She had married Andreas Bodenhoff at the age of 17, but he died
soon after. And then she herself died only six months after being
godmother to Jens Malthe.
More here, in English
More in Danish
||Maid-in-Waiting Matthiesen may be related to Birgitha
Mathiesen, first wife of Johan Winther, who was Elisabeth Wiborg's first
||The three godfathers:
Councillor Philip Lange was a prominent architect and builder, son of an
even more famous architect Philip de Lange.
Carsten Friis is very probably the brother of Malthe Friis, married to
Mariane Wiborg who is probably Elisabeth Wiborg's
sister or other close relation.
Any information on "Capitaine Jørgensen ved Søe-Etaten"
would be welcome.
More on his parents Michael Sødring
and Elisabeth Wiborg
The Life of Jens Malthe Nicolai Sødring at Køng Museum website
Index of Ancestors